tv 8 News Now at Noon CBS December 30, 2015 12:00pm-12:30pm PST
assault on a temple university employee. (kevin steele/montgomery co., pa, district attorney-elect) "mr. cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault." over the past several months, more than 50 women have accused cosby of sexual abuse, some dating back decades. this is the first time he's been charged. today's charges stem from the victim's account of the incident, which was similar to those of other accusers. (kevin steele/montgomery co., pa, district attorney-elect) "on the evening in question, he urged her to take pills he provided and to drink wine, the effect of which rendered her unable to move or respond." cosby has always denied the accusations, and refused to speak about them. (bill cosby) "we don't answer to that." prosecutors say they filed the charges because the statute of limitations for sexual assault were due to expire early next year. (kevin steele/montgomery co., pa, district attorney-elect) "today, after examination of the evidence, we are able to seek justice on behalf of the victim." kenneth craig, cbs
((patranya bhoolsuwan)) cosby has paid the mandated 10- percent of his bail to stay out of jail.... and handed over his passport. attorneys for the alleged victims say they have confidence in prosecutors. cosby's attorney has not yet issued a statement./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > federal law enforcement are stepping up security measures ahead of new year's eve celebrations. this comes after president obama was briefed on threats of a possible attack in new york... los angeles... and washington between christmas and new year's. it's just one of many threats officials are tracking... but they say there is no reason for the public to panic./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > a child has died of the flu... marking the first pediatric death in clark county this season. the southern nevada health district says the child was under five years old. this is the fourth flu- related death so far this season. the three others were a woman over 50... and two men over 60./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > metro police are trying to piece
stabbing this morning. officers responded to the shelter island apartments near swenson and twain... at about 1 a-m. investigators say a woman's ex-boyfriend was arguing with another man over her.. when the ex stabbed that man. he was taken to the hospital where he later died. 8 news now was the only crew to speak with detectives on scene: ((lt. dan mcgrath, metro police: a witness and a security guard chased the person who did the stabbing, then he was taken into custody over at katie and cambridge, where we think we have recovered the knife . )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) investigators have not identified any of the people involved. they say the woman is being considered a witness at the moment./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > a motorcyclist is dead after colliding with two cars overnight. it happened last night near jones and smoke ranch... police say the rider was thrown into the road when he hit a car... then was hit by a second car. the rider died at the scene... despite wearing a helmet. both drivers stayed on scene and didn't appear to be under the
this is the 125th person who has died in a crash in metro's jurisdiction this year. the record is 133 from 2007./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > emotions are still raw for many passengers at chicago's o-hare international airport... after many were stranded due to bad weather... trying to get to their destinations. (("our flight was at 530, and then it's 10 o'clock and they've cancelled and now they won't let us speak to someone. this is such bull s, its such bull sh!)) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the airport set up 400 cots last night.and those went to the lucky ones. others have to find spots on the floor. by the way, a united airlines plane skidded off the runway during landing this morning due to icy conditions...no one was hurt.// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > meanwhile, rough winter weather continue to pound parts of the midwest today. torrential downpours have forced hundreds from their homes and
anna werner is in missouri... to show us how one community is responding in a positive way. > new evacuations this morning near st. louis. people in the town of valley park have been told to leave their homes. as the mississippi river threatens saint louis county: it took teamwork to fill 20-thousand sandbags. officials pleaded for help and the community responded: "just like the movie field of dreams. if you build it--they'll come." the army corps of engineers is monitoring 19 vulnerable levees on the rising mississippi river and its tributaries. in the shadow of saint louis' majestic gateway arch... during the city's wettest year... the 'mighty mississippi' is expected to crest at over 43 feet, close to its second highest level ever. missouri governor jay nixon: (gov. jay nixon/d- missouri) "water levels in some areas expected to exceed the historic crest during the great flood of 1993." this
1993... when the river crested 22 feet above flood stage. nine states saw flooding, 50 people died... nearly 150 major rivers and tributaries were affected. in union, missouri-- water crept up over porch steps as rescue boats skipped by. cindy nations claims her home isn't prone to flooding. "they would not sell me flood insurance, so i've never been concerned about it." (anna werner, cbs news, west alton, missouri) it has been more than 20 years since this kind of event has happened in the area, but all the rain we've had in december, is all winding up down here. anna werner, cbs news, west alton, missouri./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the mississippi river is expected to crest 15 feet above flood stage in saint louis by tomorrow. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > protestors demanding answers. how community members in chicago are making sure their voices are heard by the mayor. a priest... under fire. the mixed reactions after a clip
((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > protestors in chicago have taken their case straight to home of mayor rahm emanuel. protestors shouted "c-p-d! k-k-k! how many kids did you kill today?" this comes after a 19- year-old man and a 55-year- old woman were shot and killed by police saturday. a vigil for the two was held earlier in the day. the mayor was not seen in public tuesday night... but lights were on at his house. emanuel is planning to speak to reporters about the shooting today./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > a priest in the philippines is facing the music... after riding a hoverboard during a christmas eve service. he used the toy to glide in and out of rows of chrchgoers... singing and trying to energize the crowd...
everyone was impressed. church leaders issued a statement saying he has been reprimanded... and will be out of the parish for a while. however facebook users are coming to his defense... saying they don't believe he meant any disrespect./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > easing traffic headaches. the steps the city is taking ahead of c-e-s... to clear out some of the construction projects near the convention center. and currently... it's mostly clear skies. but rain could be on the way. how soon you can expect to see showers... after the break. <
roads in the area have been torn up for the last few months... while crews work on putting in new sewer and water lines... repaving the road... and widening the sidewalk. clark county does however require the contractor to shut down all operations during major conventions. hence...all the equipment and orange cones will be gone in time for c-e-s: ((erik pappa - spokesperson, clark county conventions are good for business. ces is an important economic driver in this community so the last thing we'd want to do is inconvenience the people that come to las vegas to enjoy, enjoy what ces has to offer)) ((demetria obilor)) a total of 165 thousand people are expected to attend the convention. the 6-point-1 million dollar road project should be finished next summer./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > good news for all of you bargain hunters out there... the post- holiday sales are in full swing across the country. consumer experts say you shouldn't expect the same quantity of sales as black friday... but in terms of quality... some post-christmas offers might be better... because retailers are trying to
experts say some items are more discounted than others.. so it's important to know where to focus your efforts: ((monique clements marketing, downtown summerlin: now is a great time to fill in any gaps... maybe somebody didn't buy you what you wanted or maybe you need to return something and now you're coming to find out a sweater you got for christmas you can return and actually get two sweaters for the price of one or maybe even get better stuff than you did the first time. )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) if you're looking for big ticket items... experts say this is a great time to buy laptops.. tv's.. and other electronics as stores start making room for 20-16 models. patranya and ashley talk about weather here's a live look from our strat cam -- we're seeing hazy conditions around the northern portions of the valley --
you folks with allergies or respiratory illness. but it's a cold day out there -- sunny all around the valley -- 45 degrees, winds coming from the ne at 6 miles per hour -- about 3 degrees colder than this time yesterday. .............................. here's what we're looking at for tomorrow and the rest of the week -- breezy conditions tomorrow and tomorrow night -- we're really keeping our eye on this because if those winds reach higher than 10 miles per hour - the county could halt the fireworks at midnight. it's going to be freezing overnight tomorrow -- chilly to start 2016 -- and we could see our first bit of showers in 2016 to start our week next week. .............................. let's look at what's going on nationwide -- we keep talking about how cold it is back here -- and you can see we're actually colder than new york city right now.. ....................... let's go to our satellite radar map -- there's some showers happening in the southeastern united states going through part mississiippi, alabama and orgia -- we' sbeenhearing ababut the flooding ine midwest -- you can see through okalhoma missouri and illinois where those warnings are. ..................... back in our area -- we have some snow in northern nevada. -- but generally quiet conditions in southern nevada
newsroom... a 1-point-8 magnitude earthquake has hit southern nevada. the nevada seismo-logical laboratory says it hit about 30 miles south of henderson.... just west of prmm. no word on if there is any damage or injuries. we'll have the latest updates on las vegas now dot com./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > in less than 48 hours... las vegas will ring in 20-16 with one of the biggest parties in the country. organizers are working hard to prepare the world-famous fireworks on the strip. in all... 80- thousand colorful explosions will go off at midnight... from seven properties... including mgm grand... planet hollywood... caesars palace... treasure island and the stratosphere. the show is expected to last a little more than eight minutes./// > if you're trying to get around the strip on new year's eve... take note of some of the major road closures. for one... the strip will be closed between sahara and mandalay bay road. and you won't be able to get on or off i-15 at the spring mountain, flamingo, and
we have all the details online...just go to las- vegas- now- dot- com./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > to get around driving on new years eve, you can opt for public transportation. the regional transportation commission is offering free rides from 6 p-m on new year's eve until 9 a-m on new year's day. there are also free park and ride facilities for the holiday./// our new year's eve coverage begins thursday at 10 p-m. our crews will be on the air until after the grand finale... with crews from red rock resort to downtown las vegas... and up and down the las vegas strip. we want to encourage you to share your pictures and show us how you're celebrating by tweeting us at "8 news now" ... with the hashtag "vegas n-y-e"./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > a classic rock band... putting their differences aside? the rumors surrounding guns n roses... and whether a possible reunion could bring them to vegas. today, john stamos. i felt for a second there they wanted me to be a part of it. the talk, on cbs.
four... technology is making it more convenient to see a therapist. how patients are going online... for an easier and more affordable way... to improve their mental health. and going on vacation is great... but coming back with poor quality photos can be a huge bummer. the service now available... so you can leave your camera at home. /// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > rock n roll fans... rejoice! the original guns n' roses could be making a comeback! multiple sources confirmed to "billboard" that the band will go back on tour in the spring of 2016. and the band is reportedly scheduled to be one of the first acts to play at the new las vegas arena after it opens in